ServiceController.ExecuteCommand Method

Executes a custom command on the service.

Namespace: System.ServiceProcess
Assembly: System.ServiceProcess (in system.serviceprocess.dll)

Public Sub ExecuteCommand ( _
	command As Integer _
Dim instance As ServiceController
Dim command As Integer

public void ExecuteCommand (
	int command
public function ExecuteCommand (
	command : int



An application-defined command flag that indicates which custom command to execute.

Exception typeCondition


An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service cannot handle the custom command.

When you call ExecuteCommand, the status of the service does not change. If the service was started, the status remains Running. If the service was stopped, the status remains Stopped, and so on. To process the custom command, the service must override the OnCustomCommand method and provide a handler for the command identified by the command parameter.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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